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Homeless Murals

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by Bryan Costales

A homeless person's tent was set up on the sidewalk of an alley. Beyond the tent, a home was decorated with art.

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Spoil View

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by Bryan Costales

Power lines spoiled the view of storm clouds blowing in from the north.

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A Bear

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by Bryan Costales

A bear was found stenciled on the sidewalk of 24th Street in the Mission District. Notice the heart, which is a signature of the artist, but the artist is presently unknown.

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Mouth Of Witch

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by Bryan Costales

Denver looked surprised as she stood in the mouth of a huge witch face in Enchanted Forest.

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Owl

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by Bryan Costales

An owl was found stenciled on the sidewalk of 24th Street in the Mission District. Notice the heart, which is a signature of the artist, but the artist is presently unknown.

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A Whale

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by Bryan Costales

A whale was seen swimming off shore. It had just cleared it lungs by blowing air out of its blowhole. The result was a cloud of condensation.

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Over Marsh Grass

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by Bryan Costales

Geometrically straight power lines were in stark contrast to marsh grass growing alongside the slough.

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Stinson Beach

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by Bryan Costales

An earlier storm had washed kelp onto the beach. A common post-storm sight on California beaches was kelp in tangled piles.

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X-Ray Pig

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by Bryan Costales

An X-ray pig was found stenciled on the sidewalk of 24th Street in the Mission District. Notice the heart, which is a signature of the artist, but the artist is presently unknown.

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Walked Dexter

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by Bryan Costales

Denver walked her dog Dexter on Heceta Beach on a cool September morning.

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A Bee

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by Bryan Costales

A bee was found stenciled on the sidewalk of 24th Street in the Mission District. Notice the upside down heart, which is a signature of the artist, but the artist is presently unknown.

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George Ate A Burger

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by Bryan Costales

George displayed his carnivorous self by dining on a hamburger with all the trimmings.

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Importance

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by Bryan Costales

The statue of Miguel Hidalgo stood in a place of importance overlooking the park and next to Mission Dolores.

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Front Of Goat

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by Terry Costales

The front of the goat showing how it was welded together using strips of metal.

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Sea Lions Below

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by Bryan Costales

Dozens of sea lions hung out on the rock beach far below.

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Sea Lion (Zalophus californianus)

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by Terry Costales

This photo shows a sea lion swimming in the late afternoon sunlight beneath the wharf in Santa Cruz. Lovely light on a lovely animal.

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Dead Center

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by Bryan Costales

This statue of Miguel Hidalgo stood dead center in the park, up the hill, just before the pedestrian bridge over the MUNI trolley tracks. A seagull was perched on the statue's head.

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From Behind

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by Bryan Costales

The statue of Miguel Hidalgo, as seen from his back, with Mission Dolores Park spread out at his feet.

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Mission Dolores

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by Bryan Costales

The statue viewed from its side, with the bell tower of Mission Dolores visible just beyond the park. Notice how much better the statue looks without a bird on his head.

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Crazy Uncle

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by Bryan Costales

George in the guise of that crazy uncle whom you would never invite to any family gatherings.

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Woman Pondered

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by Bryan Costales

A black and white image of a woman pondering was backed by a raging Mayan God.

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The Sign

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by Terry Costales

A sign was posted on one of the basalt boulders. It read, Paula Turnbull Sculptor Given to the people of Spokane by the Women's Council of Realtors. 1974

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Belfry

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by Bryan Costales

George in front of a painting of the old west, posed with a bat on his head.

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Bald Eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus)

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by Denver Welte

Bald Eagles are very numerous in Dutch Harbor, where they live year round. They are used to people and you see them perched on dumpsters and piers, looking for an easy meal. Bald comes from the Old English "pie-bald", which means partially white.

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Rufescent Tiger Heron (Tigrisoma lineatum)

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by Terry Costales

I knew at the time this was a Tiger Heron, but a kind I hadn't seen before. Later I identified it as Rufescent Tiger Heron, where rufescent simply means red.

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